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What is another word for chastening?

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Adjective
Serving, or being inflicted, as punishment
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Awe-inspiring
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Characterized by shame, ignominy or dishonor
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Requiring, or involving, great mental or physical effort
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Intensely, extremely or unbearably painful
Noun
An act of scolding or chastizing
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Noun
The infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense
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Great embarrassment and shame
Verb
Present participle for to make chaste or (morally) pure
“This business is going to chasten your soul, and make you mend your ways.”
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Present participle for to punish someone for wrongdoing
“Fate was about to do great things for him, but would first break down his proud spirit and chasten him for his mocking.”
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Present participle for to criticize (someone) for a fault or crime
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“They often had occasion to chasten him severely, but they endeavored to show their affection even in reproof.”
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Present participle for to shame or humiliate someone
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“If officials hoped that the humbling experience would chasten him, it quickly became clear that they were mistaken.”
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Present participle for to subjugate with harsh treatment
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“How can it be that a holy deity would use a violent nation to chasten his own people?”
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Present participle for to decrease the value, character, or quality of
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Present participle for to discipline (one's body, appetites etc) by suppressing desires
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Present participle for to retaliate or get revenge
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Present participle for to conquer or be victorious over
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Present participle for quell the anger, agitation, or excitement of
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Present participle for to be convincingly victorious over
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Present participle for to render comprehensible or understandable
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Present participle for to destroy, especially with godly force
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Present participle for to cause unease in one's mental state
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